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TMMC Partners with University of Waterloo

December 9, 2019 | By Mario Cywinski

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada (TMMC) has partnered with the University of Waterloo, by investing $2.1 million, to help advance engineering education.

“Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada has a long history with the University of Waterloo, and we look forward to extending this partnership by further investing in their important research and education,” said Fred Volf, president, TMMC. “Toyota shares many of Waterloo Engineering’s research priorities, and we’re proud to be supporting them as they continue to drive engineering innovation forward.”

This is the largest single donation by TMMC to any Canadian University, the partnership will launch an undergraduate engineering innovation challenge and support a variety of student, research and outreach initiatives.

The Toyota Engineering Innovation Challenge will involve a half-day “take-over” of the Waterloo  Engineering Ideas Clinic.


“The University of Waterloo is proud to have Toyota as a key partner in our automotive research, as well as a long-term employer in our co-operative education program,” said Feridun Hamdullahpur, president and vice-chancellor of the University of Waterloo. “It is investments like these that have allowed our institution to undertake more automotive research than any other university in Canada.”

A wing on the third floor of Engineering 7 will be renamed the Toyota Additive Manufacturing Wing. The Outreach space on the main floor of Engineering 7 will be named Toyota Outreach Space. TMMC will also be formally recognized as a partner in the Engineering Ideas Clinic at the Founder level. TMMC will also be the title sponsor of the University’s annual AutoTech Symposium for the next five years.



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